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The Legalities of the Hiring Process

Prior to launching my own practice as a career strategist for high-achieving successful professional women at midlife, I spent 11 years practicing as a labor and employment lawyer and as a litigator, handling employment discrimination cases. My experience taught me that even though employers and applicants generally have a similar goal in mind when it comes to the hiring process: find the best fit for the job, there are sometimes barriers that hinder this process.

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Affirmation: Thanksgiving Gratitude

affirmation Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays this time of year, because it's a time when family and friends come together in love, remembrance and gratitude.

If you're struggling finding areas of gratitude, I want to first acknowledge that I know at times in your life it can be challenging to understand what's going on and to see the good in it. I've definitely been there.

I've learned to find both the gratitude and the lessons in every situation of my life knowing it will ultimately be for...

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5 Steps to a Happy & Meaningful Career

career purpose Nov 25, 2019

Whether you're just starting out, stuck in a job you hate, are working in a toxic environment, or you're just not a good fit where you are, it's never too late to start over and discover a career that you love.

When you're not happy at work, the stress can negatively impact your productivity and ultimately contribute to job burnout, which can have an effect on your health and well-being. The reason we struggle so much with finding meaningful work that brings us joy is because for too...

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5 Reasons 'Tis the Season to Land Your Ideal Job

career Nov 13, 2019

During the holidays, most people believe it's time to wind down or take a break from their career search. But contrary to popular belief, hiring doesn't stop during the holiday season. In fact, it's the perfect time to focus more intently on your search.  Today on the blog I’m sharing five ways to best utilize the holiday season to land the perfect job for you. I shared these tips on a recent segment on AM Northwest and a link to the full segment is below.

If you’ve...

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6 Signs It's Time to Hire a Career Coach

career Nov 04, 2019

It's not uncommon to work through career issues or challenges on your own or with the support of a colleague or friend. In fact, some issues can be easily worked out with a great resource or sage advice.

However, more challenging career issues need a bit more than a DIY approach. Women, and particularly women of color, struggle with asking for help and overall don't ask for or get the support they need. They tend to rely on outdated techniques and information that may have served them in...

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How to Secure Professional Development Funds for Coaching

career Oct 21, 2019

In order to continue to grow, learn and develop in your field of choice, it's important that you avail yourself of continuous learning opportunities. There are several ways to advance your skills through classes, conferences, sabbaticals, apprenticeships, and of course coaching. After all, the more you're exposed to professional development opportunities the more engaged with your work.

What women want most from any workplace is to flourish and find purpose and meaning in their work. What...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 3)

business career mindset Sep 29, 2019

Today is Part 3 of my series on The Art of Getting Things Done. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, go back and get read those posts to gain even more tools that will support you into preparing yourself for a productive 2020.

While I'm all about setting goals and creating your vision for the new year, when it comes to being productive and taking action to achieve those goals, you need something more......you need a process or a systems! 

The Problem with Stopping at Goal Setting

The problem...

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Adult Internships: A Great Way to Try Before You Buy

career Sep 25, 2019

Are you interested in making a career switch into a new job or industry? Have you been out of the workforce for an extended amount of time and are ready to go back? Retired, but still have so much to offer the next generation career hopefuls?

Whether you're actively searching or just daydreaming, I know the thought of starting something new or changing your career can be scary and feel a bit overwhelming. In fact, according to American Institute of Stress, of the 43 most stressful life...

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The Art of Getting Things Done (Part 2)

business career Sep 16, 2019

Welcome back to my series on being more productive and getting things done. Last week in Part 1, I shared how to kill those distractions that keep you from getting things done throughout the day.

In this post, I want to talk about why slaying your dragons will give you the momentum you need for a productive day. 

While it’s easy to start the day with low hanging fruit, like those easy simple task such as checking your email, the most productive people focus on getting their...

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Identifying the Right Career For You

career purpose Sep 13, 2019

I was a practicing attorney for 10 years, spent another 12 years in academia as a professor and dean, and worked as an HR exec and corporate consultant in between. I was close to 50-years old before I started to consider the question of my career path. While I was good at what I did, evidenced by my frequent promotions and positions, I never truly loved what I did.

While I was grateful for all the training, learning and growth I experienced through those years, I always...

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